BC has announced new restrictions on home gatherings ahead of Halloween
On Monday night, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that some new restrictions on home gatherings across BC, to try and curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement comes after over 800 new cases sprung up over the weekend, and the province faces over 5,000 active cases.
That’s the highest number of active cases since the pandemic began in March. So, it makes sense that Dr. Henry would switch things up a little bit. Now, household gatherings are limited to immediate family members, plus a total of 6 others. And according to the news release, enforcement will be bumped up to help monitor potential rulebreakers.
#COVID19 update: 817 cases reported since Friday, for a total of 13,371. There are 2,325 active cases and 5,077 people are under active public health monitoring because of an exposure. There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 259.
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) October 26, 2020
What’s more, the update states that mask-wearing provincewide is now considered an ‘expectation’. This expectation applies to all indoor public spaces, whether privately-owned or not. So, keep a mask with you if you’re heading down to the grocery store or something.
For more information, and the latest updates on COVID-19, just click here. And, maybe let your friends who planned Halloween parties know about this new rule on home gatherings in BC.